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Scalextric Conundrum

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QUOTE Comin soon:
MotoGP motorbikes,4wd Skoda rally car, Audi TT and Porsche Boxter and the exciting new vintage F1 series starting with the Maserati 250F and Vanwall are all due later this Summer.

Note the use of the words "the exciting new vintage F1 series starting with" in connection with this announcement on the Scalextric website. Clearly more of these are on the way.

My guess is that these vintage F1 cars will represent something of a conundrum for the racing set up folk at Hornby.

Are they to have vintage Scalextric handling or not?

That is the question.

We all know the cars are going to have magnets but are they to be small button magnets Lotus 7 style or stronger bar magnets GT40 style?

The curved shape of the chassis of these vintage F1 cars is not really condusive to a bar magnet is it so it looks like weaker button magnets will be favoured.

That should of course suit most folk here who prefer the more sedate slot car life with cars that have extremely narrow tyres.

The first cars in a new race series clearly set the tone for the future models.

I wonder if these will be the first SPORT cars to have 2 button magnets?

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A while back, somebody - cannot recall who - said Hornby cars weren't good without magnets.

Sorry, but in my recent experience (MG Lola, Renault F1, Caterham, Corvette, Mustang,...) they are great without magnet having straight axles and round wheels, something SCX and Fly (who I love too) struggle to provide consistently.

Finally, what is all this "look's right" and "accurate handling" guff - they are toy cars!

[action]takes cover in nuclear shelter (with slot car set, obviously)[/action]

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